Rebecca Fox

Water report unpopular

A "gigantic waste of taxpayers' money", which will not benefit Otago, is how Otago Regional Councillor Duncan Butcher described the Land and Water Forum report on long-term strategies for managing freshwater in New Zealand.

Approval of mataitai

A compromise has been reached allowing the Moeraki mataitai to be approved, albeit with different boundaries, 10 years after it was first proposed, but commercial paua divers still have concerns about its potential impact on the Otago paua fishery.

Invitation to Waipori wetlands

A rare chance to see wetlands usually inaccessible to the general public is to be provided by the Lake Waipori-Waihola Wetlands Society.

Trout would 'probably' be kept out now

Trout would 'probably' be kept out now

If the decision were to be made today whether to introduce brown trout to New Zealand waters, it probably would not happen, Prof Colin Townsend says.

Avian diphtheria hits yellow-eyed penguins

An outbreak of avian diphtheria has hit southern Otago Peninsula yellow-eyed penguins.

Coast Rd bus service trial ruled out after council test

Coast Rd bus service trial ruled out after council test

The trial of a bus service along Coast Rd between Karitane and Evansdale has been ruled out by the Otago Regional Council.

Biodiversity theme for conference

Speakers from around the world are in Dunedin this week to discuss a range of topics related to biodiversity as part of the New Zealand Ecological Society annual conference.

Heat pump worries

People telling other people heat pumps do not heat homes in Central Otago as well as log burners is a challenge the Otago Regional Council is facing as it tries to clean up the region's air.

Winter air pollution slowly easing

Otago's latest winter air quality report card shows the region's most polluted towns are still exceeding national standards, although some are showing a steady reduction over time.

ORC taking meetings to other centres

The Otago Regional Council is to hit the road, taking its meetings to other Otago centres at least twice next year.